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Age of Heroes [Blu-ray] (2011)

Sean Bean , Izabella Miko , Adrian Vitoria  |  NR |  Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sean Bean, Izabella Miko, James D'Arcy, Danny Dyer, Sebastian Street
  • Directors: Adrian Vitoria
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: January 17, 2012
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005OTGS08
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,423 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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An all-guns-blazing, World War II action epic based on the incredible story of the special ops division 30 Commando, which took on the Fuhrer's armed forces in a daring life-or-death mission.

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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful
I just watched the DVD version of this film purchased as an import from This is an absolutely fantastic film in the tradition of the great Brit war films made during the 1950s and '60s before political correctness ruined the genre. No moralizing here. None of this "the real enemy is us" crap. It is based on the true story of one of the first commando raids into Norway to capture secret German radar detection equipment. The actual team was formed by British spy novelist Ian Flemming (of James Bond fame). The action is taught and not overly gorey (in 1960s tradition). The suspense is thrilling and the storyline authentic. Sean bean leads a group cast which carries of the film wonderfully. They actually trained with British Royal marine commandoes to make the show authentic. Weaponry is also authentic, German lugars, MP40s and British tommy guns (Commandos did use those) and Lee Enfields (including a sniper version). Uniforms are also accurate (including not only the Brits but also German SS and Mountain troops). The only CGI I could see is of a night shot of a Halifax bomber delivering the team to Norway. I won't reveal the plot any more in order to not ruin the film. Bottom line - if you like war films, particularly world war 2 themes, and especially if you are a fan of special forces or British Ealing Studios films of the 1950s, buy this......NOW!!!!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
I was really looking forward to "Age of Heroes" based upon the real-life World War II exploits of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. I've been a huge fan of Sean Bean for decades (not just since Lord of the Rings as is fashionable). 1988's understated gangster melodrama "Stormy Monday" is wildly underrated to my mind, and the long running Sharpe series is one of the most ambitious productions ever. I also like Danny Dyer whom I find inexplicably hilarious in even the worst of films. So I was intrigued to see these two actors, who have wildly diverse styles, collaborate again on a war film after the fascinating, but flawed, crime drama "The Outlaw." There is nothing particularly bad about "Age of Heroes," although it certainly would have benefited from a larger budget. It is, unfortunately, so utterly familiar. With so many World War II epics available on the DVD marketplace, nothing about this film particularly distinguishes itself as unique or special. It's competent, but exceedingly by-the-numbers. Sadly, as a fan of the genre and of the actors, I'm relatively apathetic about the film.

Bean plays a seasoned officer, Dyer a brash upstart. Through sheer determination, Dyer convinces Bean to allow him to join an elite squad of Commandos. I would never disrespect the actual people the film aims to represent, but I will say that (as depicted) this is one of the least special "special squads" I've ever seen. The intense training involves marching and learning to shoot a German Luger. Nothing is revealed about any of the soldiers to indicate just what makes them different from any other fighter. They are given a mission to surreptitiously invade occupied Norway and capture vital radar technology.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than i thought August 24, 2012
By Matt
I rented this movie thinking it would be worth a watch, and i was pleasantly surprised as to how good it was. By no means is it anywhere close to WW2 classics like The Longest Day or Saving Private Ryan, but it is a good movie that is definitely worth watching. Sean Bean does a great job as the lead and is rounded out by a cast of nobodies, but considering this was a low budget film, i would say it overachieved and became a solid film.

If you don't want to buy this film, then just rent it and give it a look, its worth at least that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good solid WWII fare October 6, 2013
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An episode of the war that I didn't know about, but was interestingly told. So this is what Ian Fleming was involved with. Reminds the audience of some of the hardships faced by the soldiers. No winter clothing, poor communication, extraction upon pleading. Still at war, but big differences.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WWII Action and Sacrifice February 23, 2014
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There is nothing romantic or predictable here. The realism is strong and almost documentary. The characters are clearly defined and likable. But don't expect a Where Eagles Dare or Guns of Navarone type of movie. This one isn't going to leave you smiling or cheering or feeling vindicated. It tells the story of a not glamorous, not Hollywood war of sacrifice. Ordinary men and women who did what they believed to be necessary. It's plenty gritty. It doesn't drag or disappoint and like reality it isn't tied up neatly at the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it's ok...not a block buster February 15, 2014
By scagman
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not a big fan of this one. although this flick does tell the story of ww2 that many don't know about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Always Sean Bean September 24, 2013
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I am a big Sean Bean fan and have been collecting all his films.
You might call this a B movie, not the usual Hollywood style, but it was actually a very good WWII movie.
Loved their British accents, the bad guy was evil and had enough action to keep you happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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anthing with sean bean is top-notch. would recommend to anybody who enjoys his work and the time period. always the best.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For the WW2 film enthusiast
I chose this rating for something's lacking in the production of this film.....Can't pinpoint it, however, this is not Hollywood at its best filming...... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Rosemary
3.0 out of 5 stars Sean Bean
He was the best part of this movie. Good representation of what our Men & Women in Uniform sacrifice for us both then & now.
Published 7 months ago by Stephen D. Gillespie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 10/10 WW11 War Movie Based on Fact !!
Sean Bean at His best. Great Movie based the True British Commandos that carried out raids towards the End of WW11. Check out the Extras for more True story. Very Good Movie !! Read more
Published 7 months ago by michael
3.0 out of 5 stars Movie is Not What I Expected
The service was great the movie was not very good overall. I have studies the subject matter and I probably have bigger expectations.
Published 8 months ago by Mark Daley
2.0 out of 5 stars Heroes, but not right to the end !
I enjoyed most of the movie. It had everything you could as for and was very much akin to "Where Eagles Dare". Read more
Published 9 months ago by S. Craig
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting.
This is an aspect of WWII history that I had virtually ignored, except for the Telemark incident, and it caused me to do a little research.
Published 12 months ago by Sandra L. Halgerson
5.0 out of 5 stars Ian Fleming's Red Indians, as he once called them - 30 Commando, or...
The film is very good and of course Sean Bean & Danny Dyer brilliant - I was interested in Ian Flemings naval intelligence war. Read more
Published 13 months ago by James Monaghan
3.0 out of 5 stars Predicable WW II fare
I've watched enough WWII movies to last a lifetime so I guess I'm a bit jaded. Band of brothers this is not, but it is still a good movie based on a true story of how the British... Read more
Published 15 months ago by N. J. Chase
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